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jolt someone out of something

to startle someone out of inertness. The cold water thrown in her face was what it took to jolt Mary out of her deep sleep. At the sound of the telephone, he jolted himself out of his stupor.
See also: jolt, of, out

jolt to a start

 and jolt to a stop
to start or stop moving suddenly, causing a jolt. The truck jolted to a stop at the stop sign. The little car jolted to a quick start and threw the passenger back in his seat.
See also: jolt, start

jolt to a stop

See previous.
See also: jolt, stop


1. n. the degree of potency of the alcohol in liquor. It doesn’t have much of a jolt.
2. n. a drink of strong liquor. He knocked back a jolt and asked for another.
3. n. a portion or dose of a drug. (Drugs.) How about a little jolt as a taste?
4. n. the rush from an injection of drugs. (Drugs.) This stuff doesn’t have much jolt.
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JOLT: I wouldn't say that, but you were good, real good.
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The jolt occurred about 30 minutes from New York's Kennedy airport.
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The jolts are known by medics as "hypna-gocic jerks" and are a form of muscle spasm caused when your heartbeat slows down.
According to the Geophysical Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the jolt had a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale, while the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre came up with 4.5 on the Richter scale.
The strain that builds up in the ground should store enough energy to power a magnitude 8.0 jolt about every 400 to 1,100 years, says Schweig.
The 4.5-magnitude jolt which struck Western Bulgaria Saturday afternoon was also felt in eastern and northeastern Macedonia.
So the jolt you get from a giant morning coffee dwindles fast.
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